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28 March 2019

Models-in-the-conservatoryRose Hilton painted ‘Model in the Conservatory’ in 1999. ‘”The female model was the sole interest in the paintings of my earlier years,” she says. This painting shows how eventually she started to incorporate the figure into larger scenes. Her models were often fellow artists and old friends, like the writer Molly Parkin, which deepens the intimacy: “I can chat to them and make it seem much more natural.” A German girl comes every Tuesday for three hours and poses in her cottage. Hilton likes painting women, she explains, because “I feel sympathetic to their shape”‘ (taken from The Economist/1843 here).

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